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It’s about time you give some love to Google+, a social media platform set to attract more people not only because of its new dressed up interface, but also by the recent features added.
Google+ is obviously betting big on photos as it launches its ability to “auto awesome” images uploaded to it. Its mobile app came through with its refreshing updates as well. All in all, it has been a very active month for Google+ and the new wave of features is projected to increase its social networking share.
Now here’s an infographic ready to turn anyone who’s willing to make the jump an instant Google+ savvy user.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 Two years ago, only eight percent of families with kids under the age of eight had tablets in their homes. Now that number is 40 percent. The average amount of time kids spend using a mobile device each day has tripled. And -- for the first time -- the average time spent with "traditional" screen media has decreased.
What does this mean? Our kids are growing up mobile. This week, Common Sense Media announced our latest study, Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013. The results are remarkable.
Related On the Blog: Kids Go Digital, but TV Still Reigns Read what the New York Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and other media have to say. Check out this video that highlights the key findings.
I'd love to see this work on laptops AND on the iPhone! Then you could practice wherever you are! Of course one doesn't know how this compares with other pronunciatio softward based on a large database of input and LOTS of feedback... Still, interesting
This special issue presents a series of peer reviewed articles the guest editors believe will aid in increasing the quality of the research focus across a growing field of research and participation from numerous academic fields. Articles in this special issue contrast theoretical and empirical research related to MOOCs through a careful examination of thematic issues from student perceptions, engagement, and participation to campus leadership and decision-making challenges.
Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.
This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts. Tomorrow’s teachers may have the keys to finally unlock the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning, but much depends upon their experiences in their preparation program and how well future school leadership can support their expectations for essential technology tools and resources.
Although I have my reservations about SO much technology in children's faces (as opposed to human contact), blending mobile learning together with human teachers seems to be a great solution for this next generation who clearly are tech afficionados!
Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching, learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here, so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.
This is an article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed about Coursera (on-line courses) and courses they are offering in about 10 universities in the US. It covers the pros and cons of this development. I recommend reading the readers' feedback as well...